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Ben Hazard: “I want to make sure that by being the first black professor I also will not be the last.”

Looking back on the life and times of the first Black professor at the University of Nevada, Reno

Meet Ben Hazard

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  • Face The State: Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at UNR
    Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at UNR, discusses with us what Critical Race Theory is and isn’t—some of the myths surrounding it, whether it’s a fair statement to say elements of it are being taught in K-12 school, and how it’s being used politically. – 2News
  • Technology and social media’s role in crime solving
    The detective says they are constantly monitoring and looking for another ping that can be traced to Naomi’s phone. “The phone converts your voice into electronic signals which is ten transmitted into waves to the nearest cell tower,” says Professor Paromite Pain with UNR’s Reynolds School of Journalism. “And when it hits the cell tower? You have a ping,’ she says. – KOLO TV
  • Poor oral health linked to cognitive decline and perceived stress
    “Poor oral health is a top concern among older Chinese Americans. In our study, the prevalence rate of dry mouth is followed by diabetes and heart disease. Our findings demonstrate the importance of studying the linkage between stress and dry mouth in this vulnerable population.” said author Weiyu Mao, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Nevada, Reno. – VN Explorer

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Nicola Ader earns Mountain West Field Athlete of the Week

Ader earns this honor with her first place finish in the high jump

Nicola Ader performing a high jump
3/22/2022

Regents recognize Mechanical Engineering doctoral candidate

Ashish Kasar wins a Sam Lieberman Regents’ Award for Student Scholarship.

Ashish Kasar leaning forward in frame, with gloved hands, working on equipment.
3/22/2022

World’s largest, most endangered freshwater fishes released in Cambodian lake

Tagging and release of Mekong giant catfish, giant barb and river catfish highlight the immense value of biodiversity and ecosystems in the region

releasing Mekong giant catfish into lake
3/21/2022

Last living person to walk on the Moon visits University March 31

The Discover Science Lecture Series continues with a visit from Apollo 17 astronaut and scientist Harrison Schmitt who stepped off the Moon's surface on December 19 during the last lunar visit.

Astronaut and flag in the foreground with Earth in the background far away.
3/21/2022

Cary Groth elected to the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame

MAC Hall of Fame recognizes former University athletic director among 2022 class

Headshot image of Cary Groth, current director of the University of Nevada, Reno Sports Management Program.
3/21/2022

Breakthrough research increases drought tolerance in vital crops

Foundation Professor John Cushman awarded two patents for biotechnology research

John Cushman surrounded by cacti.
3/21/2022

Basque Global Training Program places three interns at the University

“Best opportunity of my life” – how the 2022 international interns describe working at the University

Four people standing in front of tables and chairs inside of a library. From left to right there is a man, two women, and another man in the image.
3/18/2022

Guide to garter snakes

As flowers start to bloom and the weather warms, garter snakes begin to emerge from their hibernations.

Josh Hallas, wearing a plaid shirt, holds a garter snake with a shelf holding terrariums behind him.
3/17/2022

Grand (re)Opening of the Pillsbury Graduate Quiet Study (MIKC 500)

Graduate Research Assistant and Internal Vice President of the Graduate Student Association Taissa K. Lytchenko talks about the dedicated study space for graduate students

Dean of Libraries, Catherine Cardwell, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Dean of the Graduate School, David Zeh, Executive Vice-President, Provost, Jeff Thompson, President of Graduate Student Association, Matthew Hawn and Internal Vice President of Graduate Student Association, Taissa K Lytchenko in front of the study area
3/17/2022

Southern Nevada water supply faces Colorado River restrictions

Creative strategies needed to address long-term shortages, say three University of Nevada, Reno professors

Lake Mead low water
3/16/2022

Brain Awareness Week extends through the year

Professional chapters, students and University clubs reach out to the community with brain science.

A University student demonstrates how nerves control movement.
3/16/2022

Women’s Golf to host inaugural Patty Sheehan Golf Tournament

The Patty Sheehan Golf Tournament benefiting Nevada Women's Golf will be on Monday, May 23rd at Somersett Country Club

A member of the women's golf team swinging the club
3/16/2022

Nevada earns Mountain West SAAC Community Service Award

It is the fifth time in the past eight years that Nevada has earned the award

Wolf Pack cheerleaders with University President Brian Sandoval on the basketball court with the award
3/15/2022

Ukraine, horror of the past, terror to the future

Russia has attacked Ukraine and history is repeating itself in this land with a dense past of massacres and devastation.

3/15/2022

A story of love and loss told through animation

Journalism professor creates short documentary film and VR experience to bring awareness to grief

An illustration of a boy with the letter "Z" on his chest standing on the top of a green castle and holding a sword above his head.
3/15/2022

University partners with growers and winemakers to continue research and support educational activities

New University-grower-winemaker partnership seeks to advance Nevada wine industry

Bunches of grapes on a vine.
3/14/2022

Titanium alloys research has potential industry benefits

Engineering professor gets NSF grant to research advanced manufacturing of titanium alloys.

Graduate student Dian Li and Assistant Professor Yufeng Zheng stand in front of equipment in the Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility.
3/14/2022

Sorghum research and growing information presented in virtual workshops

University presents information on growing sorghum as a commercial crop in Nevada

A bouquet of different colored sorghum plants.
3/11/2022

University of Nevada, Reno professor honored by International Society for Range Management

Tamzen Stringham first woman to receive the Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award

Tamzen Stringham.
3/11/2022

How can I use spices to add color, flavor and health benefits to my meals?

Incorporate foods from around the world into your diet to tickle your taste buds and eat healthier

Curry in a bright yellow bowl, alongside other Indian dishes in bright green and blue containers.
3/11/2022

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Symposium saw significant turn-out

NAGPRA Symposium at the University of Nevada, Reno paved the way for future repatriation efforts

Two individuals speak on stage in front of podium during event
3/11/2022

University's logging sports team cuts its way to victory

Nevada Loggers win big at largest forest conference and exhibition in the West

Chuck sits on a log as his two Nevada Loggers teammates work together to saw it in half using a crosscut saw.
3/10/2022

Cambridge Jr., Sherfield of Nevada Men’s Basketball named to All-Mountain West Third Team

Each player earned an All-Mountain West honor for the second year in a row

Sherfield making a shot during a basketball game surrounded by opposing team members
3/10/2022

Innevation Center’s 2nd annual Makerthon competition finds its winner in the University’s College of Engineering

Team Starfruit takes home $1000 check prize for their invention that helps address wildfire crisis

University engineering students Jennifer Clayton, Jacob Hunter, Lloyd Gonzales and Morgan Young
3/10/2022

Flying, self-driving cars? OK, but make it safe

Engineering research to develop safe Unmanned Aerial Systems set to begin this summer

College of Engineering faculty Petros Voulgaris, Christos Papachristos and Hyung Jin Yoon pose in lab with drones.Hyung
3/10/2022

Fall 2021 Foundation Outstanding Letter of Appointment Instructional Faculty Awards

Award recipients are recognized for their outstanding instruction and for creating positive learning environments

Morrill Hall
3/9/2022

Sophomore Isabella Pfeiffer is participating in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program

German exchange student gains self-confidence and independence while studying at the University

Isabella Pfeiffer
3/9/2022

Blue Tie Ball announced for April 22

The Blue Tie Ball returns in 2022, as Nevada Athletics will host the 11th edition of the event Friday, April 22, at The Peppermill Resort and Casino

Man wearing suit with blue tie and blue pocket square
3/9/2022

AI researcher works to bridge big data, machine learning and computer systems

College of Engineering Professor Feng Yan receives 2022 Regents Rising Researcher award

Professor Feng Yan standing on steps with 10 students
3/9/2022

Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Lisa LeMond

Celebrating Mayo Clinic cardiologist alumna on International Women's Day

Lisa LeMond smiles, wearing a black jacket over a floral print shirt.
3/8/2022

Crisis in Ukraine

We support the people of Ukraine and their fight to sustain their democracy.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
3/7/2022

“Art of governance” critical when striving for success in high elective office

Nevada Governors Richard Bryan, Brian Sandoval, with author Larry Struve, discuss concept of building trust in government

Seven people seated and standing with some holding copies of Larry Struve’s new book “Building Trust in Government.”
3/5/2022

Thank you for all you do

National Employee Appreciation Day is a time for us to show appreciation for the achievements and contributions that are made by employees throughout the country.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
3/4/2022

Nevada Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site transitioning to University

University launches Nevada Autonomous to continue and strengthen Nevada’s national leadership role in autonomous testing

Drones in the sky with University in background.
3/3/2022

High-risk teams to address domestic violence in Nevada

Extension awarded grant to support victims of domestic violence in Elko and Clark Counties

Woman with sunbeams in her face.
3/3/2022

DePolo of Nevada Swim and Dive qualifies for NCAA Championships

Nevada swimmer Donna dePolo has qualified to compete at the 2022 NCAA Championships for the second year in a row

dePolo at the side of the pool about to get in
3/2/2022

Nevada Lands 61 to Academic All-Mountain West list

University of Nevada, Reno had 61 student-athletes named to the Fall 2021 Academic All-Mountain West List

Wolf Pack mascots Wolfie and Alphie in Mackay Stadium
3/2/2022

Living with fire begins in the classroom

Living With Fire developing new wildfire education curriculum in northern Nevada high school

Waterfall Fire burning on a mountain with smoke in the air.
3/2/2022

YouTube becomes SciComm avenue for geological sciences professor

Stacia Gordon has been featured in several videos on CWU Professor Nick Zentner's YouTube channel.

Nick Zentner (left panel) wears headphones in front of a chalkboard. Stacia Gordon is sitting in the right panel.
3/1/2022

Ben Hazard, the first Black professor at the University of Nevada, Reno

“I want to make sure that by being the first Black professor I also will not be the last.”

A close up of Ben Hazard's artwork title Medal of Honor
3/1/2022

Girls and engineering are the focus of outreach event

College of Engineering works to inspire young minds at Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Feb. 24.

Middle-school girls at desks looking off-camera at instructor
3/1/2022

Honoring Women's History Month

Our University has a long and proud history of women – students, faculty, staff and alumni – whose examples have furthered the lives of women.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
3/1/2022

Celebrating art through the School of the Arts sticker contest

The School of the Arts semi-annual sticker contest is now open for submissions for the fall 2022 award

Spring 2022 Sticker Winner featuring drawing of a crane flying in the clouds
3/1/2022

The groundbreaking a cappella group, Sweet Honey In the Rock®, to visit Reno for three full days of workshops, events and performance

The internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble will perform songs of freedom and social consciousness

Sweet Honey group sits and stands for photo
3/1/2022

Why does "The Man Who Knew Infinity" matter?

Mathematician Ken Ono will present his Discover Science lecture answering this question on March 10, following a screening of the movie “The Man Who Knew Infinity.”

A screengrab from the movie shows the actors playing Hardy (left) and Ramanujan (right) as they walk at Trinity College.
2/28/2022

Caterpillar range is correlated with their eating habits

Researchers asked whether caterpillars that aren't picky about what they eat occupy larger habitats.

A bright green caterpillar with red spots marking an "X" across its back sits on a leaf.
2/25/2022

Health, is it equal for all?

Whole groups of people can face significant obstacles to maintaining good health, often because of specific genetic, social or economic factors

A Black woman in a UNR Med tank top warms up with other athletes before participating in the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey.
2/25/2022

Counseling services collaborative to help youth and adults

University, The Redfield Foundation, Renown Health join forces to meet important community need

walkway on the Quad
2/25/2022

Arts spring lineup chalked full of historically-relevant and modern-day surprising performances

The School of the Arts has a number of exciting performances in visual art, dance, music and theatre that you don’t want to miss

Michael Mayo
2/24/2022

The Man from Searchlight: A remembrance of Harry Mason Reid (Part I)

Obituary for Harry Mason Reid, written by the Senator Harry Reid Doctoral Fellow

Portrait of Senator Harry Mason Reid
2/24/2022

Faces of the Pack: Blesethe West challenges herself by pursuing Undergraduate Research

Pack Research Experience Program and valuable faculty mentorship provide opportunities for first-year pre-med student to get out of her comfort zone

Blesethe West.
2/23/2022

Men’s & women’s basketball welcome donor-funded locker room building

Single-largest gift in Athletics history supports stand-alone locker rooms and team lounges to be completed by early 2024

A conceptual image of a white two story building with human like figures on the top and bottom floors.
2/23/2022

How innovative thinking led to a dream job in the film industry

Journalism alumna Katie Hutchings' journey to VP of marketing for Skydance Media

A close-up headshot of Katie Hutchings in front of a grey background
2/23/2022

Nevada Swim and Dive claim All-Conference awards

After a second-place finish at the Mountain West Championships, the Nevada swim and dive team claimed 28 individual and three relay All-Conference team awards

The Nevada Swim and Dive team holding flowers at the awards ceremony
2/22/2022

Faces of the Pack: Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell reflects on her time at the University

"Go after your dreams and don’t doubt your intellect, ability and motivation to complete your goals in life. You can do it!"

Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell standing in front of a dilapidated antique truck
2/18/2022

From the Silver & Blue to the Red, White & Blue

Krysta Palmer ’16 brings home the bronze from Tokyo Olympic Games

Krysta Palmer holding her bronze medal
2/18/2022

Celebrating the achievements of Colin Kaepernick

Colin’s achievements in the service of a better society are at the heart of the Wolf Pack Way

Colin Kaepernick at the Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame dinner
2/17/2022

Further guidance regarding masks on campus

It is important to note that the University cannot implement its own mask mandate.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
2/16/2022

Nevada Football announces 2022 schedule

The Pack begins a new season led by Head Coach Ken Wilson, with an exciting 2022 schedule on the horizon which includes home games against Texas State, Incarnate Word, Colorado State, San Diego State, Boise State and Fresno State

Football players running into each other
2/16/2022

Leah John earns first career win, Nevada Women’s Golf finishes second at The Show

Leah John made some big pars to close out the third round and hold on to earn her first-career win at The Show at Spanish Trail. The Nevada women's golf team finished second with a score of nine over

Nevada Women's Golf team at The Show
2/15/2022

Gene-editing breakthrough made in the battle against tick-borne diseases

As tick-borne diseases rise in prevalence in the U.S. and worldwide, University of Nevada, Reno researcher and collaborators make noteworthy discovery

Monika Gulia-Nuss in her office.
2/15/2022

Cybersecurity Center receives $3.3 million NSF grant to boost Nevada workforce

Scholarship for Service program attracts students to public service sector

panel of experts at cybersecurity conference
2/15/2022

Women in Tech initiative to host first job negotiation workshop

GM of Microsoft, Maureen McKinney, will share with students best practices on how to negotiate their first job offer

Headshot photo of Maureen McKinney.
2/14/2022

Mary White Stewart Memorial Scholarship an effort to ensure the legacy of an extraordinary faculty member

Throughout her three-decade-long career, sociology professor Mary White Stewart made a profound difference

Mary White Stewart with students
2/11/2022

Super Bowl journey: Austin and Madison Corbett remain two Wolf Pack superstars

Two Wolf Pack greats, one in football and one in volleyball, made their time at the University truly matter

Austin and Madison Corbett at 2017 graduation
2/11/2022

U.S. News ranks College of Business Executive MBA Program

Online Executive MBA among the top online graduate programs in the country

" The Online Executive MBA provides an innovative and integrated curriculum in management and leadership while competing with the best online MBA programs.

2/11/2022

Wolf Pack Meats welcomes new operations manager

Tom Kulas hopes to grow facility to better serve the community

Tom Kulas.
2/11/2022

Young women in science

The STEM Sisters is a program associate biology professor Jamie Voyles started to encourage girls to explore the possibility of a STEM career.

Seven women stand and smile in front of a screen with birds on it.
2/10/2022

Universities team up to train dietetic interns, improve community health in southern Nevada

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources collaborates with UNLV and other community partners to provide nutrition education in Clark County

Stone Jamison in black scrubs standing in front of University Medical Center's ambulance entrance.
2/10/2022

Anne Nolin talks climate change, wildfire and snowpack on CNN International

Protect Our Winters group featured in "Winter Sports are on Thin Ice"

Anne Nolin snowshoeing
2/10/2022

COVID-19 update on face coverings

Based upon legal guidance provided by NSHE, our University is lifting our campus mask mandate effective immediately.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
2/10/2022

University's 2023-2027 Strategic Plan review opportunity

The 2023-2027 Strategic Plan is still in draft form but is now available to the University community for review.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
2/10/2022

Ozmen Institute for Global Studies announces new deputy director

Eugene Park will serve as the institute’s first deputy director

View from above of walkways and quad during summer
2/10/2022

U.S. News ranks three University of Nevada, Reno online graduate programs as top in the country

Nursing, executive MBA and education recognized as “2022 Best Online Programs”

An aerial view of the University of Nevada, Reno campus with the Joe Crowley Student Union and the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center in focus.
2/9/2022

Carson Strong, Romeo Doubs, Cole Turner invited to NFL Draft combine

Carson Strong is one of 15 quarterbacks, Romeo Doubs is one of 40 wide receivers, and Cole Turner is one of 21 tight ends who will work out in front of NFL scouts and team officials at the 2022 combine

Wolfie and Alphie mascots
2/9/2022

The Nevada Career Studio's Spring Career Fairs

The Nevada Career Studio is hosting Spring Career Fairs on Feb. 16 and 17.

President Brian Sandoval and student attending career fair
2/9/2022

NSHE wants to hear from you

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) has asked for you to share your perspectives and thoughts as they work to build their strategic plan for the future of NSHE.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
2/8/2022

New Farm to Fork Certification Program provides information on livestock production and processing

Extension program offers course for new or up-and-coming Nevada livestock producers

Cattle grazing in a field.
2/8/2022

Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Kyra Morgan '10 and '16

Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.

Kyra Morgan sits at a table with a microphone in front of her.
2/7/2022

Tyler Bosetti named NCBWA preseason Third Team All-American

Bosetti is coming off a dominant junior campaign where he earned Second-Team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball and ABCA/Rawlings to go along with All-Mountain West First Team accolades

Tyler Bosetti about to bat at a baseball game
2/7/2022

Writing for representation: Vibrant Voices

Journalism student establishes a club to advocate for underrepresented groups

Dania Maldonado holds up peace signs with her fingers and stands behind a table with a sign on it that says "Does representation matter?"
2/7/2022

Applications open for Great Basin National Park Foundation-University of Nevada, Reno Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline to apply for artist camping residency is March 15

Landscape of Great Basin National Park
2/4/2022

A decade of mentorship at the Disability Resource Center

The DRC’s Peer Mentor Program has been helping first-year students acclimate to life at the University and navigate the services available for students with disabilities for 10 years

Callie Whitsit and Autumn Cuellar finger painting at a 2021 art therapy workshop
2/3/2022

University of Nevada, Reno art exhibition displays one of Nevada’s first abstract artists

“A Nevada Life: Richard Guy Walton” on display now at Church Fine Arts building

Three abstract oil pantings hang on an art gallery wall
2/3/2022

Nevada Football announces 2022 signing class

Nevada football, led by Head Coach Ken Wilson, inked 22 student-athletes to complete its 2022 signing class

Mackay Stadium packed for a football game
2/3/2022

DoE Center aims to design new molecules to improve quantum sciences

Researchers in the Department of Chemistry were awarded $2.5 million to study molecular magnetism.

The principle investigators of the project stand in a line, smiling in front of the Effie Mona Mack building.
2/2/2022

What is quantum computing?

Physics professor Timur Tscherbul explains some of the intricacies of quantum computing.

Students walk past the Leifson Physics building on a sunny day.
2/2/2022

Nevada Swim and Dive receive CSCAA Scholar All-American Team Honors

The Nevada swim and dive team earned a cumulative team GPA of 3.40 in the 2020 fall semester

A Nevada swimmer in the pool mid stroke with Wolf Pack swim cap
2/2/2022

University to terminate contract with Northshore Clinical Laboratories

The University terminated its contract with Northshore Clinical Laboratories due to our institution’s dissatisfaction with Northshore’s service in helping to conduct on-campus COVID-19 testing for our students, faculty and staff.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
2/1/2022

Curiosity wins at the College of Science

The annual competition selected the top three videos, along with two honorable mentions and a most-engaged watch party to win prizes.

Two students wearing lab coats and goggles on their foreheads stand talking in front of a wooden door.
2/1/2022

What is the current state of mental health in the United States?

Associate Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology Kristina DePue looks mental health issues related to the pandemic and what we can do about them

United States flag held upside down at dusk
2/1/2022

The stories of underrepresented graduate students during COVID-19

Pandemic adds extra stress to lives of underrepresented graduate students

William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center
1/31/2022

Mission Support and Test Services supports undergraduate research

Student researchers studied security in a variety of fields.

Brown (left) and Vahidi are wearing goggles and are in focus in the background, with lab equipment out of focus in the foreground.
1/28/2022

New lizard defense mechanism observed

Two graduate students in the geography program spotted a new behavior in a lizard species.

Jon DeBoer kneels, holding a brown lizard out in front of him.
1/28/2022

Collaborative University of Nevada, Reno and Great Basin College building project Cashman Award Finalist

The 24th Annual Cashman Good Government Award honors government entities and individuals working to make citizen services work better, faster and cheaper

Rendering of the Pennington Health Science & Technology Building
1/28/2022

University of Nevada, Reno partners with TalentSprint Inc. to offer TechWise program supported by Google that aims to increase diversity in technology education

The program will prepare 20 University students for high-growth technology careers

Students walk on campus between the University N statue and the Knowledge Center building.
1/28/2022

University of Nevada, Reno English Professor awarded fellowship to research language ‘quirks’

College of Liberal Arts professor Valerie Fridland to publish book on speech and language

Frandsen Humanities building covered in ivy
1/27/2022

N95 respirators available

We are pleased to announce that the University is now in possession of a first shipment of 10,000 N95 respirators of a 20,000-N95 order that was made earlier this month.

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1/27/2022

What were some of the atmospheric effects of the Tongan volcano eruption?

Atmospheric scientist Neil Lareau explains the global impacts of the Tongan volcano eruption.

A view of the Earth's horizon from space, with a smoke cloud hanging over part of the atmosphere.
1/27/2022

Math isn’t always objective: Serving LGB+ sexualities and how the human doing the math matters

Lynda Wiest calls for research and change in how we consider identities in math education

Multicolored abacus
1/27/2022

MFA graduate earns prestigious fellowship for upcoming book project

Recent creative writing alumni publishes first book, with a second on the way

Naseem Jamnia
1/27/2022

Get to know University Libraries Dean Catherine Cardwell

Dean Cardwell is identifying opportunities to continue the trajectory of excellence, innovation for the University Libraries

Photo of Catherine Cardwell, University Libraries Dean
1/27/2022

Extension beekeeping workshop offers tips for beginning and experienced beekeepers

Workshop will provide presentations on a range of beekeeping-related information and skills

Beekeeper tending to a hive.
1/27/2022

Journalism professor honored for his work championing the LGBTQ+ community

Todd Felts awarded Board Member of the Year by The Human Service Network

A close-up headshot of Dr. Todd Felts in front of a grey background
1/27/2022

How to drive in snow and other lessons

Associate Dean Vincent Catalano reflects on colleague Hyung Kyu Shin's 60 years of ongoing research and support.

Hyung K. Shin holds a black and white photo in front of him featuring several men around a table.
1/27/2022

Satchel Benn named Mountain West Player of the Week

Benn went 4-1 over Nevada's three duals in Spokane last weekend, going 2-0 in doubles play and 2-1 in singles action

Benn playing tennis
1/26/2022

Reducing drug-related harm with research: Opioid overdose and HIV prevention work can save lives

Collaborations between researchers, University students, community partners and legislators make change in drug policies possible

Karla Wagner headshot in her office.
1/26/2022

Wolf Pack to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Wolf Pack Athletics and Girls on the Run-Sierras will again join forces to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day

The Wolf Pack Women's Cross Country team posing with medals
1/26/2022

Student mental health counselors and supervisors lead mental health outreach across Nevada

University led efforts bring much needed counseling to rural and marginalized communities across the state

Student walking along grass hill with trees
1/26/2022

Indigenous Knowledge could inform sustainability efforts in the Amazon

From wind turbines to a pepper plant: a multi-disciplinary team of University and Indigenous Amazonian researchers work to untangle a complex web of interactions

Aerial photo of the Gayepare research Station in the Amazon jungle on the banks of the Nushino River.
1/25/2022

Mentorship and teamwork lead Wolf Pack Bots to another LEGO competition win

University faculty and student mentors work with young team to build robotics skills, confidence and literacy

The Wolf Pack Bots team of young students.
1/25/2022

What makes a successful undergraduate mentor?

In honor of National Mentoring Month, six faculty members reflect on what it means to be an impactful mentor to undergraduate researchers

Faculty mentor and student present their research.
1/25/2022

Exploring the importance of resilience in healthcare

CASAT launches second season of the “CASAT Conversations” podcast

An illustration of various blocks connected by stairs displaying various scenes including a person walking in front of an ambulance, a larger-than-life clipboard and pencil on the ground with two people shaking hands behind it, a group of people sitting on couches talking, doctors surrounding a patient in a bed with a baby in a crib behind them, two people talking in front of a giant stack of books. and people cheering holding a human sized heart shape.
1/25/2022

How are healthcare disparities a barrier to health equity and what can be done to address these disparities?

Doctor examining a patient wearing masks
1/25/2022

Extension’s Gardening in Nevada classes return in February

University teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series

A bunch of purple plums growing on a tree.
1/21/2022

Gender Affirming Closet to help Wolf Pack express identity

Donations are being accepted through the end of February in anticipation of the first pop-up event March 2

A rack of clothing set up outside
1/20/2022

Anastasia Luneva and Mariana Campino of Nevada Women’s Tennis Sweep Mountain West Weekly Honors

Nevada women's tennis, fresh off of a 2-0 season-opening weekend, swept the Mountain West weekly honors with wins over Biola and UC Riverside

Anastasia Luneva playing tennis
1/20/2022

What are classroom management tips for substitute teachers?

Expert insight on managing challenging student behaviors

Substitute teacher in a science classroom
1/20/2022

Announcing the TechWise Program

Our University is one of five colleges, and one of three four-year universities in the nation to be selected to participate in TechWise, an equity and inclusion program designed by TalentSprint and supported by Google.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
1/19/2022

Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Rick Kraus '07

Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.

Rick Kraus smiles, wearing a blue shirt in the foreground with green foliage in the background.
1/19/2022

Juan Batalla named Mountain West Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

Batalla went 4-0, with two matches unfinished, in doubles and singles play over Nevada's 3-0 opening weekend

Juan Batalla with a tennis racket
1/19/2022

Welcome to the Spring 2022 semester

For more than 20 months now, the sacrifices that you have all made, compassion you’ve shown one another and your undaunted determination have furthered our academic mission in the face of extreme challenge.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
1/18/2022

Is raw milk a safe choice for my family? | ¿Es la leche cruda una opción segura para mi familia?

Some people who drink raw milk develop life-threatening illness | Algunas personas que beben leche cruda desarrollan enfermedades potencialmente mortales

A child eating cereal in a bowl of milk.
1/18/2022

New small-acreage certification program supports beginning farmers and ranchers

Extension program offers course for new or up-and-coming Nevada agriculture producers

Cows of different colors grazing in a green field.
1/14/2022

Building greener buildings

Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering professor finds ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector, up to 9.4 gigatons of carbon dioxide through 2050

Construction workers erect concrete building frames.
1/13/2022

Nevada Softball hosts Texas Hold’em Tournament

The Nevada softball team is set to host its inaugural Texas Hold'em Tournament, presented by Big Valley Honda

A softball player running during a game
1/13/2022

Green industry training offered for landscapers and nursery workers

Extension classes teach green industry topics to become Nursery Worker Certified

Pruned northern Nevada plants.
1/13/2022

Baseball season tickets on sale

Nevada baseball season ticket renewals and new purchases are now available for the 2022 season

A baseball player on the field during a game
1/11/2022

Inaugural Hugh Henne Investment Competition winners announced

Winners of the competition given cash awards to start their first investment funds

A headshot image of Joshua C. Palabay, the first place winner of the inaugural Hugh Henne Investment Competition.
1/10/2022

How do I choose a fermented drink for my family? | ¿Cómo elijo una bebida fermentada para mi familia?

Three tips for choosing fermented drinks | Tres consejos para elegir bebidas fermentadas

Strawberry kefir in a tall glass adorned with a strawberry slice and a bright red straw.
1/8/2022

University updates as we approach the start of the spring semester

We are preparing for a spring semester that includes in-person instruction and in-person operations (programs and services).

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
1/6/2022

Faces of the Pack: Recognizing Jeanine Mooers on World Braille Day

University alumna, Braille proofreader and now software accessibility tester is inspired by her love of Braille and for access technology

Jeanine Mooers reads a book in Braille.
1/4/2022

How the world looks differently at people with mental illness and addiction

Research reveals stigma against people with substance use disorder and major depressive disorder

Grass in front of the university with students walking in the distance
1/4/2022

University of Nevada Press names new director

JoAnne Banducci has been selected to run the University of Nevada Press.

JoAnne Banducci standing near bookcase in Press hallway.
1/4/2022

University Libraries remembers Senator Harry Reid

Ever committed to preserving the history of Nevada and the U.S. Senate, Reid entrusted the University, particularly the University Libraries, with the honor of stewarding his papers.

Senator Harry Reid stands on stage and gives a speech at the University of Nevada, Reno Spring Commencement, 2007
1/3/2022

Governor Sisolak proclaims January as Radon Action Month

University of Nevada, Reno Extension urges Nevadans to test homes for the cancer-causing gas

A radon test kit for home.
1/3/2022

Weight gain: The holidays are over, now what?

What older adults should know before dieting to lose holiday pounds

Older women with long grey hair smiling and exercising with hand weights.
1/3/2022

Head Coach Ken Wilson announces additions to Nevada Football coaching staff

Five assistant coaches were officially added to the coaching staff

A Wolf Pack flag waving at a Nevada football game at Mackay Stadium
1/3/2022

Nevada Softball releases 2022 schedule

Nevada's 52 game slate includes five away tournaments and 24 conference games in the season

A softball player winding up for a throw
1/2/2022

NASA grant funds research for sunscreen on Mars

High radiation on Mars is one of the many reasons the Red Planet seems inhospitable. Two chemistry professors from the University are using solutions from early Earth to solve that problem on Mars.

A vial of bright yellow crystalline vulpinic acid sits on a lab bench next to various fuzzy lichens.
12/30/2021

Nevada Women's Basketball opens conference play with win over Air Force

Nevada opened Mountain West league play with a win over Air Force Tuesday night at Lawlor Events Center

Da'Ja Hamilton makes a shot from behind two defenders while playing against the Air Force team
12/29/2021

Pack winning streak ends at with Kansas

Nevada fought gamely, but saw its season-best five-game winning streak snapped in Wednesday's 88-61 loss at No. 6/6 Kansas

Wolf Pack and Kansas players on the basketball court during a game
12/29/2021

Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program partners with Valley High School

Students struggling will benefit from before and after school programs thanks to 21st Century grant

Maria Chairez.
12/29/2021

From Dean to Coach and now the Wolf Pack’s ‘Dean-Coach’

College of Education and Human Development Dean Don Easton-Brooks joins the Wolf Pack on the football field

Dean Coach Don Easton-Brooks with football players in Mackay Stadium looking into the distance
12/23/2021

Monumental step in bringing University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada University together

The Executive Committee of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has voted to approve the proposal for the University's acquisition of Sierra Nevada University (SNU).

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
12/22/2021

Proposal for University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada University transaction approved by accrediting body

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities votes to approve the agreement, contingent upon U.S. Dept. of Education approval

Prim Library at SNU
12/22/2021

Faces of the Pack: Shawn Thomas is the 2021 Kenneth Lutterman Award recipient

Ph.D. candidate in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Health program with a focus on public health is identifying protective influences for substance use behaviors among populations at risk.

Shawn Thomas
12/22/2021

Nevada Takes On Western Michigan in Quick Lane Bowl

The Quick Lane Bowl will be broadcast on ESPN at Ford Field in Detroit, Monday December 27 at 8 a.m. PT

Quick Lane Bowl stadium in Detroit
12/22/2021

Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Brian Huynh '18

Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.

Brian Huynh, wearing a white work helmet and a reflective vest, stands smiling with his arms crossed in the foreground of a mine site.
12/22/2021

Westfall Scholars honored at biannual event

The lunch banquet celebrated the students who graduated at the top of their class in each department in the College of Science.

People sit and stand in two rows, smiling for a photo.
12/21/2021

Top stories of 2021: University experts helped provide fact-based COVID knowledge

The good news was that Nevada Today readers increasingly turned to site for news they could use

Deans Thomas and Muge in front of building
12/21/2021

University of Nevada, Reno students save the holidays for 19 children in need

Human Development and Family Studies faculty and students challenged each other to raise money for holiday giving tree

Child and mother receiving wrapped presents from staff
12/21/2021

Baseball Placed in Collegiate Baseball’s Top 50

Collegiate Baseball released its 2022 preseason poll with Nevada ranked 50th heading into the season. Nevada is the only Mountain West program named to the Top 50.

Joshua Zamora on the field during a baseball game looking happy
12/21/2021

Cattlemen’s Update returns to provide market, production and research updates

In-person and virtual educational programs to be held at seven locations across Nevada

Cattle grazing on a ranch.
12/20/2021

The pieces of a puzzle

Alumna Lily Liu reflects on her time as an undergraduate in the College of Science and how she found a role as a peer mentor.

A girl with dark hair, a white shirt and a floral print skirt walks along a beach near a pier.
12/16/2021

University again recognized as a top research university

I cannot praise enough the work and dedication of our faculty, staff and students in the achievement of this latest University milestone.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
12/16/2021

University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas recognized as two of the nation’s top research universities by Carnegie

Both Universities recieved R1 status in 2018

The Knowledge Center walkway with a Wolf Pack Way banner
12/16/2021

Nevada signs three to start Early Signing Period

Nevada Football signed three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on the first day of the Early Signing Period

Wolfie mascot pointing at the camera
12/15/2021

ITS Logistics funds new Logistics Program in the College of Business

The College of Business corporate partner continues its support for new initiatives

College of Business Dean Greg Mosier and ITS Logistics President Mike Crawford posing for a photo with a big check.
12/15/2021

The Guinn Center announces leadership change

Founding Executive Director Nancy Brune will be leaving the center for a new professional opportunity

Students walking by the block-N sculpture
12/15/2021

Tiffany Young on a path to receive third degree from the university and complete a three-decade long educational journey

Doctoral student applies experience in equity and diversity to human development and family sciences research

Tiffany Young
12/15/2021

Wolf Pack Discoveries highlights student research, scholarly and creative activities

Several University programs organize new collaborative symposium to showcase work of more than 100 undergraduate students

A student presents their poster to onlookers.
12/14/2021

UNR Med announces free Outreach Clinics for the region’s medically uninsured

UNR Med fourth-year medical student, Katrina Marks, examines a young patient at a Student Outreach Clinic. Northern Nevadans who are uninsured
12/14/2021

Thompson appointed Executive Vice-President, Provost at University of Nevada, Reno

Selection came after national search to fill the position

Provost Jeff Thompson
12/13/2021

AEMA 2021 annual meeting sees prominent Mackay School presence

Students, faculty and alumni participated in many aspects of this year's AEMA conference

Two people each stand in front of a booth display for CREG and the Mackay School.
12/13/2021

Jeff Thompson named Executive Vice President and Provost

I am pleased to announce that Jeff Thompson, a longtime faculty member and college and campus administrator, has been named Executive Vice President and Provost of our University.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
12/13/2021

The guide for getting girls involved in STEM

How a program lasting only a day or two can change young girls’ lives for the better

Student holding a book for the camera
12/13/2021

Nevada names Ken Wilson new Head Football Coach

Wilson brings over two decades experience on the Nevada coaching staff and in administration to his position as Nevada Football's 27th head coach

Ken Wilson holding a football on the Mackay Stadium field with a large screen announcing his new role behind him
12/10/2021

University offers new dual-degree program in agricultural science and economics

College of Ag and College of Business collaborate to help grow state’s ag industry

Tractor cutting alfalfa.
12/10/2021

University of Nevada, Reno receives grants from Nevada Humanities for 2022

Museum, history, indigenous peoples, documentary projects benefit community

quad at morril hall
12/7/2021

Journalism alumnus recognized in The Game Awards Future Class

Lukas Eggen shares what made his gaming podcast level up

Lukas Eggen smiles to camera in front of a black background.
12/7/2021

Dreams realized, history made during Winter Commencement

For the first time in the nearly 30 years of Winter Commencement, two ceremonies were held

Happy students at winter commencement
12/6/2021

LaunchNevada Initiative promotes student entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, Reno

LaunchNevada Student Startup Awards help students refine and advance their business concepts

University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval standing with Dragonfly Energy co-founders, Denis Phares and Sean Nichols, in front of their new warehouse.
12/6/2021

Audrey Roden of Women’s Basketball named Freshman of the Week

Roden registered a career-high 22 points while adding three rebounds and a steal in the Pack's victory at Pacific

Audrey Roden about to take a shot during a basketball game with an opposing team member attempting to block
12/6/2021

Wolf Pack bound for Quick Lane Bowl

Representing the Mountain West Conference, Nevada Football competes in bowl for fourth consecutive season. Join the Pack in Detroit!

Ford Field stadium exterior in Detroit with large advertisement for the 2021 Quick Lane Bowl
12/5/2021

Nevada Institute for Sustainability receives gifts from NextEra Energy Resources

The gifts will facilitate the development of a minor in sustainability.

Rows of solar panels
12/3/2021

Journalism alumna recognized in Forbes 30 Under 30

Liv Moore joins the prestigious list for her work in documentaries and music strategy

Liv Moore smiles to camera in front of a white background
12/2/2021

Nevada Athletics sets graduation success rate record

Nevada student-athletes set a department record with a graduation rate of 89 percent

A basketball game in Lawlor Events Center
12/2/2021

University of Nevada, Reno History professor speaks at Paris conference

Dennis Dworkin presented his research on the British “new left”

Front of Lincoln Hall building on sunny day
12/2/2021

End of our Fall 2021 semester

I wish to express the University’s gratitude for the exemplary work and empathetic actions of so many that have characterized our fall 2021 semester.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
12/2/2021

Orvis School of Nursing student accepted into U.S. Navy Nurse Candidate Program

Lindsay Zieschang graduates with her BSN in December and then immediately goes on to complete an 8-year service as a nurse in the U.S. Navy

Lindsay stands with fellow U.S. Navy members during her induction ceremony into the U.S. Navy
12/2/2021

4th Annual Campus Accessibility Forum: "The University has come a long way"

The 2021 Annual Campus Accessibility Forum will take place Dec. 8 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and will include an array of presenters from across the University

The Pennington Student Achievement Center at dusk with colorful clouds
12/1/2021

Baseball releases 2022 schedule

The reigning Mountain West Conference Champions features 21 home games

A Wolf Pack Baseball player getting ready to throw the ball during a game
12/1/2021

Ken Coll serves as chair-elect of WestEd, prestigious educational non-profit

University professor will be first Nevadan to serve as chairman in a quarter of a century

Professor of Counseling Ken Coll
11/30/2021

NIH grant-funded research to look at how the brain processes visual stimuli

Researcher Jennifer Hoy hopes to better understand how the brain identifies stimuli as positive or negative, and the behaviors that follow.

A cross section is highlighted with a dark red, with brighter red spots lined up along the center of the cross section horizontally.
11/30/2021

Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos to Brighten Nightingale Concert Hall with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

The nation’s leading chamber music society will perform the greatest masterpieces of the Baroque

Chamber Music Society performs on stage
11/30/2021

Winter 2021 Senior Scholars honored by University

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize ten graduates with top grade-point averages

Morrill Hall seen from south side
11/30/2021

Moustafa presents at Arab-American Frontiers Symposium

The symposium provides opportunities for collaboration among the select 65 international participants.

Researchers in the Earthquake Engineering Laboratory with a University of Nevada Reno banner.
11/30/2021

Ashlyn Rodgers named Reynolds School Fall 2021 Senior Scholar

Rodgers’ passion for journalism and education led to academic success

Ashlyn Rodgers smiles in front of a brick wall that is covered with autumnal leaves
11/30/2021

Spectrum Learning Center opens on campus to serve community

The center opened early last month to provide services for young children with learning disabilities.

A child's hands are shown playing with wooden toys.
11/29/2021

Hao Xu advances manufacturing, improves communication

Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Hao Xu is developing next-generation communication strategies with wide-ranging applications, including advanced manufacturing.

Hao Xu and students with several drones on a sunny day
11/29/2021

Nevada researcher studying gut microbiomes in hopes of improving health

Aim is to uncover how Nevadans’ lives affect the microbes in their digestive tract and their health

Steven Frese.
11/29/2021

In pursuit of green, sustainable and reliable energy

Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Mohammed Ben-Idris is taking a multi-pronged approach to satisfying our energy needs for years to come.

Researchers in laboratory looking at computer screens.
11/29/2021

University journalism students share Reno’s untold stories during documentary film festival Dec. 9

Reynolds School holds 7th annual event on University campus

An illustration of the Reno skyline with a film camera projecting light on to it.
11/24/2021

Scientists find genetic link to individual differences in spatial memory in Mountain Chickadees

High elevation field lab yields mountains of research data

mountain chickadee on a branch
11/23/2021

Growing the University-wide Sponsored Projects knowledge network

With conclusion of the fall 2021 program, 112 faculty and staff have completed the University’s Sponsored Projects Academy

Erika Waday in front of monitors displaying a Zoom call.
11/23/2021

The College of Science Museum Complex welcomes guest for three unique museum experiences

New exhibits and updates have reinvigorated the Museum of Natural History, the Keck Museum and the Fleischmann Planetarium, all now open to the public after extended closures related to the ongoing pandemic

A baby Lahontan Cutthroat Trout swims in its new tank with colorful pebbles and a log in the background.
11/22/2021

Managing surges in online demand amid global supply chain shortages

Strategies for managing online demand during COVID-19 could also help manage surges in holiday shopping

A cargo ship with colorful shipping containers at sea.
11/22/2021

Snow cover critical for revegetation following forest fires

College of Science study finds climate change a factor in decrease of snowpack in the Western United States

post-fire revegetation in Oregon Cascades
11/22/2021

Audrey Roden named Mountain West Freshman of the Week

Roden scored 14 of her 17 points in the first half, including knocking down three three-pointers

Audrey Roden on the court during a basketball game dribbling the ball
11/22/2021

University celebrates sharing of bountiful harvests this Thanksgiving

Desert Farming Initiative and Demonstration Orchard help provide for food-insecure in northern and southern Nevada

Tanner Petrilla harvesting in a hoop house.
11/19/2021

More gender-inclusive restrooms to be added to campus

Effort will make 72 gender-inclusive restrooms publicly accessible for the comfort of Wolf Pack community members

A restroom marked with new gender-inclusive signage and the door open
11/18/2021

Child and Family Research Center and Student Services’ First-Generation Student Center team up to keep student-parents in the classroom

New grant collaboration allows parents to stay in school and children to receive top-notch care

Group of parents and children sitting in a classroom
11/18/2021

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 2021 State of the School

Featured achievements, innovations and faculty accomplishments over the past year and a look ahead.

Dr. Piasecki in front of the UNR med Sign
11/18/2021

ASUN Pack Provisions fundraising drive to help student success

University of Nevada, Reno seeks donations for student food insecurity as part of Giving Tuesday

student filling food order
11/17/2021

Association of Public and Land-grant University announces 2022 Board of Directors, new Chair

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank to serve as Chair, University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval selected to serve on Board

Morrill Hall
11/17/2021

University offers series of online workshops on soil health

Soil health key to successful food production

Winter camelina growing in soil.
11/17/2021

First-Gen Network uses thriving Dean's Future Scholars Program as a model

College of Education & Human Development community outreach program supports local school district students

DFS students on hillside
11/16/2021

UNR Med co-hosts national program to introduce northern Nevada young women to engineering and medical careers

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine worked in partnership with the Reno Orthopedic Clinic (ROC) Foundation and The Perry Initiative

Students working on a project using a drill on a lab table
11/16/2021

Hard-to-pronounce product names pose hurdle for consumers

Research by University marketing expert finds link between pronunciation, sense of control

A golfer in a red shirt swings, hitting the turf and knocking dirt and grass into the air
11/16/2021

Research suggests some trees have potential for immortality

University of Nevada, Reno researcher teams with Italian collaborator in new paper

giant sequoia gove
11/15/2021

Researcher returns to Nevada to make genetic improvements in animal herds

Andrew Hess joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Andrew Hess.
11/15/2021

Nevada Athletics supports Northern Nevada Food Drive

Nevada Athletics and SAAC have collaborated to host an on-campus food drive during football and men's and women's basketball games

Canned and other nonperishable food
11/15/2021

Native American art, artists part of permanent collection at The Lilley Museum of Art

Curation and leadership of The Lilley’s Director, Vivian Zavataro, has given a platform to Native American artists, both contemporary and historical

Abstract piece using organic materials and high desert colors
11/15/2021

Tierney Wolfgram individual qualifier for NCAA Nationals

Wolfgram, who finished second overall in the women's 6k at the NCAA Mountain Regional, secured a place at the NCAA Nationals in Tallahassee with her time of 20:20.4

The Nevada Women's Cross Country Team
11/13/2021

New Renown Health Scholarship supports UNR Med students

Clinical affiliation to create more access to care for Nevadans

A group of UNR Med first-year and third-year medical students and second-year physician assistant studies program students, who are among the first 25 recipients of the Renown Health Scholarship, appear with Renown Health President & CEO, Dr. Anthony Slonim, and UNR Med Acting Dean and Chief Academic Officer at Renown Health, Dr. Melissa Piasecki
11/12/2021

Fleischmann Planetarium: a gateway to science

Reflecting on its rich history and looking toward the future, the Fleischmann Planetarium as it finds its new home in the College of Science

Planetarium Director Paul McFarlane stands on the left and is surrounded by space-related exhibits.
11/10/2021

Free walk-in COVID-19 testing

Working with Northshore Clinical Labs, the University is establishing a walk-in, free-of-charge testing area in our Student Health Center for students, faculty and staff.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
11/10/2021

'I definitely got more out of my service than anything I could've ever expected'

As Veteran's Day approaches, University veterans reflect on service, studies and the future

Veteran Flags in front of Student Union
11/10/2021

Indigenous Education in the State of Nevada

Multicultural Center and College of Education and Human Development to offer education recommendations during panel discussion

Ceremonial headwear
11/10/2021

‘Safety is everyone’s responsibility’: University webinar emphasizes maintaining safety on-campus

University President and guest speakers encourage culture of safety to mitigate hazards and avoid dangerous accidents

Students working in the STAR lab.
11/10/2021

University and 4-H alum works to improve school-based agriculture education in Ghana

Connor Billman teaching youth and helping rural Ghana communities grow food through prestigious International Agricultural Education Fellowship

Connor Billman leading a classroom full of 4-H'ers in an activity.
11/9/2021

Women’s Basketball home opener game preview

Nevada tips off its 2021-22 season with a home game against the Saint Mary's Gaels

Wolf Pack Women's Basketball player Da'Ja Hamilton with the ball on the court during a game
11/9/2021

Illuminating Nevada’s history with virtual reality

Journalism alumna gives classic Nevada neon signs a new life

A neon sign of two cowboys standing next to each other in red and green light in front of a black background.
11/9/2021

Paula Kerger discusses public media in College of Engineering's 2021 Distinguished Lecture Series

The president and CEO of PBS delivered the lecture “Science & Technology: The Role of Public Media in Sparking Change”

Paula Kerger
11/8/2021

Carson Strong Named Davey O’Brien Award Semifinalist

Help cast your vote for Carson Strong on social media like the original Davey O'Brien Award post highlighting Strong

Carson Strong and Wolf Pack teammates on the field during a football game
11/8/2021

Faces of the Pack: Yareli Navarro Chavez finds first-generation opportunities through Undergraduate Research

Pack Research Experience Program and TRIO STEM Scholars offer mentorship and sense of belonging to sophomore pre-med student

Yareli Navarro Chavez in a lab holding a vial.
11/8/2021

Whittier Trust becomes latest College of Business Corporate Partner

New partnership will provide opportunities for students and grads in the wealth management industry

" The partnership provides amazing opportunities for students and alums to enter the investment and wealth management industry with an amazing company.

11/5/2021

Wastewater survey tracks COVID-19 Delta variant in Truckee Meadows

University of Nevada, Reno, Sparks and Washoe County continue research, surveillance

testing wastewater in lab for COVID
11/5/2021

Faces of the Pack: Luke Miers

University freshman Luke Miers represented the USA at the Snowshoe MTB World Cup

Profile image of Luke Miers riding mountain bike during competition
11/4/2021

Reno Jazz Orchestra showcases music of School of the Arts’ icon and newly established Larry Engstrom Endowment for the Advancement of Jazz

'I was surprised, humbled and overwhelmed with gratitude'

Larry Engstrom
11/4/2021

Emily Rich Named to the Conference All-Newcomer Team

Rich led the team in points, goals, and assists during the year as a Freshman

Emily rich on the soccer field during a game racing to keep control of the ball from the encroaching opposing team member
11/4/2021

People who feel invincible hinder COVID-19 fight

University researchers find belief in personal invulnerability discourages vaccination efforts

James Leonhardt, Garret Ridinger, Amir Talaei-Khoei and Yu Rong
11/3/2021

University of Nevada, Reno researcher honored by premier earth science society

Snowmelt and mountain ecosystems research vital to resource management in times of changing climate

Adrian Harpold working with technology in a forest.
11/3/2021

Sam Hammond of Nevada Football named Nominee for Burlsworth Trophy

This is presented annually for the most outstanding football player in America who began their career as a walk-on

Sam Hammond on the football field during a game taking on two of the opposing team's players trying to tackle him
11/2/2021

Continent-wide decline of aspen driven by climate change

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science’s Hall Cushman leads study

aspen grove with yellow flowers
11/1/2021

President Sandoval Statement on Passing of Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson was truly one of Nevada’s visionary leaders and a proud member of our Wolf Pack Family.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
10/28/2021

Memories of Lake Tahoe inspire the winning Fall 2021 School of the Arts sticker

Submissions now open for Spring 2022 School of the Arts sticker contest

Mikayla Dimulias headshot
10/28/2021

Nevada athletics to require proof of vaccination for men's and women's home basketball games

Move will allow fans to attend games without masks if vaccinated

The UNR Women's Basketball team on the court during a game, a Wolf Pack player has the ball
10/27/2021

What are Critical Race Theory and Inclusive Education? How are they misunderstood?

As debates over Critical Race Theory and Inclusive Education heat up in our nation's school districts, Dean of the College of Education & Human Development, Donald Easton-Brooks counters the myths

Students in a classroom
10/27/2021

Carson Strong Named to Davey O’Brien Class of ‘21

This honor comes on the heels of Strong setting a program record in completions (49) and posting a career-record 476 yards against Fresno State

Carson Strong on the football field at a game getting the ball thrown to him
10/26/2021

Are energy drinks dangerous for children? | ¿Son las bebidas energéticas peligrosa para los ninos?

Caffeine poses a number of problems to children. | La cafeína crea una serie de problemas a los niños.

A child eating pizza and drinking something from a glass
10/25/2021

Birthing simulator helps nursing students get labor and delivery experience During COVID

Orvis School of Nursing childbirth simulator provides student birthing scenarios they may not ever see in a real hospital setting

Professor Shannon Richard operating the Orvis School of Nursing birthing simulator
10/25/2021

Wolf Pack community engages with local City representatives

Leaders within the Associated Students of the University of Nevada host a series of Coffee with Councilors events to encourage civic engagement

People gather and talk in the lobby of the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
10/25/2021

Nevada Swim Team Secures First Home Win of Season

Nevada secured wins over UC Davis and Cal State East Bay

Swimmer on Nevada Swim Team jumping from the platform into the water at a meet
10/25/2021

How teachers adapt coursework to create resistant civics education

College of Education and Human Development's Cristina Lash case study details how national policy can affect teaching

civics education poster
10/25/2021

Stopping the spread of misinformation in India

University faculty receive international grant to train journalists and students on fact-checking

A university student looks at a computer with faculty member Paromita Pain talking to her in the Reynolds School reading room.
10/22/2021

Carson City resident Karen Hinton inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame

Dean and director emeritus of University of Nevada, Reno Extension honored for her 4-H leadership

Karen Hinton.
10/22/2021

Nevada Gold Mines Professor Pengbo Chu connects with industry, plans for lunar mining project

Chu will use the professorship to establish connections with the mining industry, support his other research and expand opportunities for students.

Astronauts perform various tasks on the lunar surface next to rovers.
10/21/2021

Are claims about water enhancers true? | ¿Son ciertas las afirmaciones sobre los potenciadores de agua (water enhancers)?

Keep reading to find out. | Siga leyendo para averiguarlo.

A child drinking from a glass of water
10/20/2021

Paula Kerger, PBS president, to speak at the 2021 Distinguished Lecture Series

Hosted by the College of Engineering, the community-oriented event will occur virtually on November 3.

Paula Kerger
10/20/2021

Five years, nearly $4 million in scholarships

Students in the College of Engineering receive a range of scholarships to fulfill their academic and professional goals.

Kaylie Greathouse and Reza Boushehri
10/20/2021

Recyling CO2 and the chemistry of climate change

Christopher Barile's research aims to create a new renewable energy source by recycling carbon dioxide in the atmosphere into useful fuels.

Christopher Barile stands in his lab while a postdoctoral fellow works at the lab bench behind him.
10/20/2021

Addressing the trauma experienced by students as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

Shanon Taylor advocates for trauma-informed practice for widespread student mental health needs

Student working on a math assignment in a classroom
10/20/2021

Nevada Men’s Basketball’s Grant Sherfield voted Moutain West Preseason Player of the Year

Nevada was tabbed to finish third in the conference for the upcoming season

Grant Sherfield with a basketball on the court
10/20/2021

Nevada Women’s Golf finishes second at Ram Classic

The second-place finish marked the highest for the team this season and the highest place since taking second at the Mountain West Championship on Apr. 15-17 in 2019

The Nevada Women's Golf team
10/19/2021

Faces of the Pack: Mark Gabot has a passion for research and healthcare

Doctor of Nursing student pursues the changes he wants to see in healthcare through graduate education

Mark Gabot in a graduation cap and gown
10/19/2021

Dramatic Nevada scenery featured in 2022 Nevada Geology photo calendar

Funds raised support University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

Cover of Nevada Geology calendar
10/19/2021

Rangeland scientist researching solutions to land management challenges in Nevada

Amanda Gearhart joins the University’s Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences

Amanda Gearhart.
10/19/2021

Lights, camera, production – New film emphasis in the School of Journalism

Students can now specialize in film and media production at the Reynolds School

A woman wearing a University of Nevada, Reno t-shirt smiles to the camera while holding a light in front of a yellow background.
10/18/2021

Extension provides free bilingual virtual resources for small business owners

Small Business Education Program meets the needs of Nevada businesses

Business instructors Juan Salas, Reyna Mendez and Mike Bindrup posing in front of a screen.
10/18/2021

Oat vs. Cow’s milk: What’s the difference? | Leche de avena o leche de vaca: ¿Cuál es la diferencia?

Understanding the key nutritional differences may help you when purchasing milk for your family. | Entender las importantes diferencias nutricionales puede ayudarlo cuando compra leche para su familia.